Project & Programme Management Consultant

How to Choose a Project Management Consultant

Recognising the benefits of using PMO services, many companies progress to the next hard task – knowing which professional organisation to hire to handle their work for them. This is a big decision. If the team does not meet your goals or achieve your objectives, that puts you behind the process. You do not want problems or complications. When choosing a project management consultant, then, look for a professional you can trust with a proven track record. Here are some key factors to look for that our team at AMI London can help you with within your needs.

Outcome Focused Efforts

One thing to look for in the PMO services you use is what their focus is. Are they focused solely on putting out fires and finding solutions to existing problems? That is helpful and that can be very important right away. However, you also want to look long term. Look for a company that is able to provide you with an outcome focused viewpoint. They should be able to give you guidance on what the outcome of working with them will be. This differs from one organisation to the next, but it should revolve around factors important to your business’s growth.

Methodologies Used

If you are working with your first management consultant, it can be somewhat challenging to know what they are doing and how they are doing it. Your goal is to look for a company or provider that is using the most modern and recognised solutions in PMO services. For most operations, that will be in the use of Prince 2, Agile, P3O, MSP to name a few. Even if they are using other solutions, you want to know what they are. This can give you some insight into just how modern and flexible the organisation can be to meet your specific goals and needs.

Management Reporting Abilities

What types of management reporting does the company provide? After asking that question, your next one should be determining whether or not this is the type of information you need. Ask them, specifically, what this will do for you. Find out from them if this is going to influence your ability to make decisions. The goal here is not just to understand the management reporting offered, but also to ensure they are creating a tailored solution to fit your specific needs.

There is a lot to think about and plan for when it comes to hiring a project management consultant. The very best professionals provide facts – what they do, why they do it, and how it gets done. They do not promise basic goals or out of reach opportunities. Instead, they give you the resources you need to make a wise decision. Our team at AMI London is here to answer your questions.